He says he’s serious. We’ll see.
On Tuesday, [Booker T. Huffman] sat down with KHOU 11 News to tell us how he plans to court voters in this new year, nearly three years before Election Day.
“I want the people of Houston to know that I’m one of them,” Booker T said.
You may know him from his days in the ring, but now he wants to be Houston’s next mayor.
“More than anything, I don’t go in to this thinking I know everything, I’m not a politician,” he said.
The 51-year-old grew up in South Houston and even spent time in prison before making his name with a pro wrestling career.
“This is my little crew right here,” he said in his home surrounded by his 6-year-old twins.
Now he wants to focus on helping kids in the inner city and getting people off the streets.
“In our city, there’s a law we can’t even feed the homeless. I just feel like instead of having a law like that, we should have a law on how we are going to feed the homeless,” he said.
We asked him if he was prepared to run against Mayor Sylvester Turner.
“Actually, that’s a foregone conclusion. I know I’m going to win the election,” Booker T said.
He admits people will question if he is qualified for the job.
“Over the next three years, you are going to realize it’s not a publicity stunt…This is real. This is not about me, like I said, it’s about the young people in the city of Houston,” he said.
See here for the background. Booker T sounds earnest and sincere and I don’t want to make light of that, but at some point he’s going to need to come up with a more comprehensive answer to the question of why he wants to run for Mayor, and why he should be elected Mayor in place of Mayor Turner. More specifically, he might consider registering to vote in Houston sometime between now and whenever he takes a formal step towards becoming a candidate. I searched the voter registration databases in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties and did not find anyone by the name “Booker Huffman” or “Booker T. Huffman” in any of them. Just a friendly suggestion from someone who pays attention to this sort of thing.